We are excited to introduce you to our latest endeavor: BloomGal! While we have been voted the best flower shop in Rochester, New York and serve the entire Finger Lakes area, we are always looking to make improvements and offer our customers even more when it comes to variety, value, and service. Here's how BloomGal got started. BloomGal was the idea of Wendy Jones Rockcastle, co-owner of Rockcastle Florist. With the help of her daughter, Mary Ethel Rockcastle, BloomGal was born. It was based on the idea of creating a floral subscription service that was accessible to more people. It seemed like a good idea to launch during COVID-19 with everyone stuck at home and the need to bring more natural beauty and color to all. Besides selling a floral subscription service, however, BloomGal has another higher purpose, which is to encourage others to nominate a BloomGal. In doing so, you are helping to highlight women in the community who inspire us. Each woman nominated will get highlighted in upcoming blog posts. We'd love to hear from you! Now, back to the floral subscription service. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonally for your bouquets. Our subscription bouquets are hand-crafted by a trained floral designer who uses the freshest seasonal flowers available. Every bouquet is different! Add-ons include a vase and shirt. Contactless delivery is free for our floral subscription service. Currently, the service is only available within the Rochester and Canandaigua area. We are hoping to expand the service area in the near future. We also cannot accept orders for same-day delivery for the floral subscriptions. If you chose today’s date in the date selection when placing your order, then your flowers will be delivered the next applicable day. For example, if you place an order for Monday delivery on Monday, your [...]
It's never too late to get in good with your kids' new teachers or administrators whether it's for in-person school or online. In fact, waiting to send a gift after the first few weeks is good because everyone is now settled in for the school schedule. We've put together a school collection of special flowers and gifts that is sure to please all types of teachers, tutors, administrators, and counselors for all their hard work, mentoring, and assistance. Here are our gift ideas for curbside pickup at our flower shops or for contactless delivery options: School-Themed Arrangements What's better than a flower arrangement? A flower arrangement that is made for teachers. We've got bright and bold bouquets with real pencil and apple accents and more that are sure to please all the teachers in your life. Hand-Wrapped Bouquets Another good gift idea for teachers is a hand-wrapped bouquet that is easy to pass off to teachers if you are dropping the gift at a school or teacher's residence. It comes with a vase, too, so they can display them. Plants and More Our collection deserves an A+ for variety and creativity because there is so much to choose from, including a bouquet with a sweet teddy bear, sunflowers bursting with warmth and joy, and even some great plant options. We also have smaller-sized arrangements of flowers that are a perfect fit for a desk. Order Today! It's time to do your homework and order those teacher gifts! We've made it easy by checking out our website or stopping by our flower shops to see what we have for teachers and administrators.
August is almost gone, but there is still time to let others in your life know that you are thinking of them. Whether it is a formal special August day or just the right time to send a message, your favorite Finger Lakes florist has fresh floral gift ideas that can send your message of love. Don't forget there are some formal special days still on the August calendar! These days include Senior Citizen's Day on August 21st as well as Kiss and Makeup Day on August 25th and Just Because Day on August 27th. Here are some floral gift ideas that you can send locally through our contactless delivery system: Personalize the floral gift with a unique container that you know your recipient might love, such as a teacup and saucer, vintage car or truck, or special basket or wooden box. Send extra love by ordering one of our flower arrangements that comes with a stuffed animal like a unicorn or teddy bear. Select one of our signature designs that you will only find from our Finger Lakes flower shop. These unique floral displays offer all types of styles, colors, sizes, and prices. Work with our floral design team to create a custom floral design for your special someone. They will love how it's been made just for them. Send one of our flowering plant options like a peace lily, orchid, or other special blooming item. Don't forget that we also have some other wonderful gift items that go nicely with flowers like a gift basket, sweet treats, balloons, and more! Many of these other gift choices are available on our website, but we'd also love for you to stop by and shop in-person! Let your loved ones know how much you care about them now and always with [...]
Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist in the Finger Lakes For Flower and Gift Selection Rockcastle Florist is one of the premier floral design firms in the Finger Lakes area of New York. We operate multiple flower shops in the area. Our Rochester and Canandaigua flower shops are both open to the public for in-store shopping for gifts, weddings, and special occasions. Our flower shop has been voted "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes" on numerous occasions. Our family members are some of the most important people in our lives, especially our grandparents who are there to mentor and love us unconditionally. In return, we need to let them know just how much we appreciate their love and attention by doing the same for them. After all, they most likely spoiled us as we were growing up so now it's their turn! Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th so it's time to send or give them a special gift like flowers. Here are some ideas for Grandparents Day arrangements. Some of these floral gifts are from our new fall flower collection. Autumn Hand-Tied Bouquet Your grandparents are sure to love this bouquet with rustic charm. It includes fall colors and flowers like roses, golden aster, and other seasonal favorites. This bouquet doesn't come with a bouquet so your grandparents can use their own or you can bring them a special container. French Kiss Burlap Wrap Bouquet Here's another hand-wrapped flower arrangement with pastel colors and greenery to delight your grandparents. Campfire Classic Bouquet Send your grandparents this stunning fall bouquet with gerbera daisies, golden aster, and orange roses. Rebel Heart Bouquet This beautiful floral bouquet offers pink hydrangea accents pink gerbera daisies, two-toned orange roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a unique glass vase. Amethyst Jewel Bouquet This is two gifts in [...]
Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist in the Finger Lakes For Flower and Gift Selection Rockcastle Florist is one of the premier floral design firms in the Finger Lakes area of New York. We operate multiple flower shops in the area. Our Rochester and Canandaigua flower shops are both open to the public for in-store shopping for gifts, weddings, and special occasions. Our flower shop has been voted "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes" on numerous occasions. The second week of August is National Smile Week. Although we like to bring the smiles every day of the year, this is a great time for you to surprise a friend, family member, colleague, or anyone else that could use a smile. Our floral design team even smiles while making bouquets because they know they are making others happy with their incredible talent. Here are some ways to make others smile when they get the gift of flowers: Ontario Beach Bouquet Celebrate smiles with this bright and cheerful mix of flowers that includes cymbidium orchids, hot pink gerbera daisies, peach roses, and green hydrangeas. Pure Happiness We all want those around us to feel happy and experience joy in their lives. This floral gift can surely help add a smile with its bright hues and mix of flowers and greenery. Three Cheers for You! Three cheers for that special someone. Maybe it's time to celebrate a birthday, promotion, or just a special moment. This bouquet does it with primary colors and a keepsake cobalt blue vase. Sunny Sunflowers Whoever receives this stunning sunflower bouquet is sure to smile. It's hard to not break into a grin when you see these big and bold flowers. Picnic in the Park Send a basket full of bright flowers, including roses and sunflowers along with other floral favorites [...]
As the year starts and you intend to do more for others and be more thoughtful, why not send some "just because" flowers to those you know who might need to be cheered up. We offer an incredible collection of best-selling flower arrangements and bouquets that bring the smiles and don't break the bank. Check out these beautiful floral gifts available from our Rochester flower shop and our website for local and national delivery: Highland Park Sunset This floral design includes hot pink roses, green cymbidium blooms, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers lilies and roses as well as other available seasonal flowers and greenery. Beautiful in Blue In this flower arrangement, you or your recipient will enjoy a wide range of flower varieties and blue hues along with white flowers and greenery. Picnic in Cobbs Hill Park This unique floral display showcases roses, hydrangeas, and succulents. Chosen Spot Sunset Named after the Canandaigua Lake region, this bouquet has coral gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a glass cube. Jewel of East Avenue This exclusive floral design has full bloom hydrangea, orange roses, lavender stock, and other seasonal accent flowers and greenery arranged in a cube vase. This is just a few of the ways you can show random acts of kindness throughout the year. We also have plants, dish gardens, balloon bouquets, and seasonal gifts plus a custom floral design service to recognize and remember everyone in your life.